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Is Having a Long Commute a Good Reason To Move

So, you're thinking about moving house or apartment. There are so many things to consider, like the convenience of living closer to work versus further away from it. Another thing you might want to think about is whether your commute will be longer when you change addresses. For example, if you live across town in an apartment now and move somewhere more centrally situated with a shorter drive to your job, then the decision just got easier for you! But what if the situation was reversed? What if you're already close to where you work and home is on the other side of town? Are there any advantages in staying put rather than uprooting your family because your commute is too far? Here are a few reasons why having a long commute might be worth it:

1. You don't have to pay for gas, insurance, or parking. Some people have to drive from quite far out in the suburbs where there's either no public transportation or it is limited and so this can make their travel time very lengthy indeed. If you're lucky enough not to have these worries then you would probably save a substantial amount of money if you could walk or bike downtown. In some cases, this may not even be an option, which means spending what little free time you have just getting around will take up more of your life than necessary.

2. Commute time could help increase productivity by giving people downtime during the day. It's known as the commute paradox and it claims that a long commute allows people to unwind from their workday. Essentially, the longer your drive home, the more time you have to mentally separate yourself from work and this can help alleviate some stress.

3.Your kids will get the best education on offer in your area. One thing you should definitely consider is how well-educated your children's school system is. If they're headed for an educational facility with excellent teachers and a wide variety of extracurricular classes but it requires them to travel far every day, then they might be missing out if you move somewhere closer or even just find something better suited to their abilities. Will moving bring them into contact with other students who are more academically gifted? Will they be able to take part in more activities than they can at the moment because it's too inconvenient for them to get to school? You might be surprised how much better your kids could do with a longer commute and some people think that their lives will improve if they have a car or are given one, so this gives you another reason why having a commute couldn't turn out worse.

4. Choosing not to move could offer financial benefits in other ways. If you're thinking about moving because of a good deal on house prices, then maybe there are ways you can cut back on costs without upending your whole life. Maybe you just need to find cheaper car insurance, or perhaps you could save some money on gas by cutting out the needless trips you make every day. You could also pay for a gym membership and do your workouts at home instead of wasting time traveling to classes. These are just a few examples of how you might be able to trim your spending without moving, but it's up to you whether it would be easier or not to save in other ways than packing up to move and try somewhere new.

Andrew H

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Enjoy traveling and seeing different buildings and beautiful pieces of real estate around Canada.

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